UNF Becomes Voice for Bateys

DAYVILLE, Conn. A trip to the Bateys of the Dominican Republic is no travel-and-leisure holiday. You have to be prepared for some rough accommodations, Michael S. Funk, president and chief executive officer of United Natural Foods, based here, told SN. No five-star hotels there. People of the Bateys, shanty neighborhoods of out-of-work Haitian sugarcane workers, who are not recognized as citizens

DAYVILLE, Conn. — A trip to the Bateys of the Dominican Republic is no travel-and-leisure holiday.

“You have to be prepared for some rough accommodations,” Michael S. Funk, president and chief executive officer of United Natural Foods, based here, told SN. “No five-star hotels there.”

People of the Bateys, shanty neighborhoods of out-of-work Haitian sugarcane workers, who are not recognized as citizens by the government, live on the dark side of the poverty scale

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